Settlement talks underway; Burtch court decision waits

By Chris Pimentel Writer As a settlement hearing between the Six Nations Elected Council and a Six Nations farmer continues Justice John Harper is left to review whether Kris Hill was trespassing when she farmed a 380 acre piece of farmland in Brant County known as the former Burtch correctional centre. At the centre of the controversial case is whether or not the Elected Council has the power to evict Hill, who was farming on a Haudenosaunee Confederacy Council (HCC) lease. Hill’s lawyer David Shiller told Turtle Island News that “the bottom line is that we are challenging the larger constitutional right of the Indian Act.” Shiller is arguing in a Brantford Superior court that Hill has the right to be governed by the government of her choosing according to…

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